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On the next all-NEW Snap, "Perfect Match." You've seen them around, holding hands, stars in their eyes...and you wonder how they do it. Do they kno...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: R. Dwayne Betts of The Symphony Poets
The Symphony is a group of African-American poets originally comprised of John Murillo, R. Reginald Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackso...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Roberta Flack
As we celebrate Black History Month, we feature funk, soul, and jazz designed to inspire and empower from Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Gil Scott...

Bought by WJAB, KMXT, and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with mod...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Veteran saxophonist Jimmy Heath musically connects us to a past master then cues newer name saxophonist Vincent Herring, respecting composition and...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:59
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This week's playlist shines a light on mental illness, through a respectful look at the topic and songs that fit the theme.

Bought by WSGE


  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Maria W. Stewart, was a free black woman who lived in Boston, Massachusetts, from the early 1820s to the early 1840s. She was the first American bo...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, activist and insurgent, Frantz Fanon influenced such revolutionary leaders as Malcolm X and Che Guevara. Fanon ...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 57:30
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In 1953 a Gary, Indiana couple started what would become one of the most successful black-owned record labels, highlighting gospel, blues, R and B,...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell welcome Dr. Charlie Nelms as part of Black History Month.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:58

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:18
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: J. California Cooper, Credit: Ellen Banner / The New York Times
J. California Cooper loved playing with paper dolls--even as an adult.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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Exploring the life and music of an unheralded pianist and composer from the hardbop era.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:05
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Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Manning Marable
Manning Marable – By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 57:01
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week's "Juke In The Back" highlights the short, but important career of Faye Adams. DJ Alan Freed called her "The little gal with the big voic...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WHRV, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

Bought by KMRE-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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These days, rock and roll is dominated by white musicians but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says that many early rock stars were black. Allison ...

Bought by WABE and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 2
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-Rock and Roll started out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre, a...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, WAMC, and WTJU


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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-Rock and roll tarted out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre. -I...

Bought by KVSC, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KKRN, and KHNS


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Jerry Lawson was the lead singer, arranger and producer of the famed Persuasions for 40 years before launching a solo career at the age of 71.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Unmarked graves on Yellow Hill, Credit: Tonya Fitzpatrick
World Footprints travels along one path of the Underground Railroad starting in Norfolk, Virginia and finishing in Buxton, Ontario. We will also s...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
It's Carnival Time! UpFront Soul gives you a seat in the reviewing stand as the Mardi Gras parade rolls by. We'll bring you big noise from brass ba...

Bought by WJAB, KMRE-LP, KZUM, KSRQ, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7